Grey Wolf

Grey Wolf
Grey Wolf

1. The mammal I chose to study is:
Canis Lupus
2. The common name of my mammal is:
Grey Wolf
3. The classification of my mammal:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Cannis
Species: Lupus

4. What are some of the animal’s physical adaptations to its environment?
One physical adaptation that the grey wolf has adapted is a thick coat for the cold that it lives in. The grey wolf has small ears so that the ears don't let out a lot of heat.

5. What are some of the organism’s behavioral adaptations to its environment?
The first behavioral adaptation is that grey wolves travel inn groups. The group consists of a mother and father who are called the alphas and children and relitives of the alphas.

6. What is the role of your organism in the food chain? Be specific about role as a producer, consumer or decomposer. If a consumer, then describe the food preferences, like herbivore, carnivore or omnivore.
The Grey Wolves are carnivors and eat animals from field mice to caribou. If their were no wolves their would be an overpopulation of mice and other animals.
7. Describe the biome where this organism lives.
The grey wolf lives in many different biomes including boreal forest, temperate deciduous forest and temperate grassland in north America

8. Discuss the status of the species. Is it plentiful, threatened, endangered or extinct?
Their are about 200,000 world wide now but their used to be two million

9. How do humans impact your organism? (Hot Tip: Think of the HIPPO dilemma – handout
Humans impact the Grey Wolf by killing and hunting them. Grey wolves get hunted or killed becuase they kill cattle and other livestock.
Grey Wolf
Grey Wolf

10. Identify the place(s) on the map where your organism lives. Color in the map accordingly.

11. Amazing facts:

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